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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
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+1 801-581-6927
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides...

As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries.

Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!

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Wowie, Zowie!!

We visited this museum and could have stayed for several hours. It was a wonderful venue and informative. The displays and layout was fun and engaging. Each area captured our... read more

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Sandy, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this museum and could have stayed for several hours. It was a wonderful venue and informative. The displays and layout was fun and engaging. Each area captured our attention and we loved the attention to detail! Very awesome!!

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Iron Ridge, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Utah should be very proud of this museum. I wanted to stop and see the dinosaur exhibit while visiting family so we went here. The exhibits are perfect with a great balance of interactive displays and reading material. We were all very impressed with the museum and learned a lot. We also visited when the poison exhibit was there and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing, awesome. A learning experience for the whole family. My family really enjoy coming here every year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this place has an excellent dinosaur exhibit. There are also various exhibits of Utah animals, insects, rocks, trees & mining information. The displays are attractively arranged & very educational. I could spend hours looking & reading everything!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a great place for children and adults alike. I was impressed with the wide variety of artifacts and loved the way the museum is set up. You "climb" through the various stages of earth history, and the way items and information are displayed are very appealing. Children love the interactive sections and wanted to stay longer than... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a new and wonderful addition to Salt Lake City. It has a great collection of Native American exhibits. Has visiting exhibits as well so check what is there before visiting. There are some child friendly exhibits, dinosaur collections and more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a large family group and there were displays and activities for everyone. it is not a children museum per se, but the information is dynamic enough and playful so grown ups learn as if they were kids too. The Architecture itself of the museum building is interesting and it has a nice small museum store. During our... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Utah has a wide variety of historic artifacts. You can stroll thru the museum looking at items found in Utah and/or others found in many different locations around the globe. Cost is reasonable and you get to spend a few hours or even all day looking at some of the most wondrous locations in all the world. Visit during winter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a wonderful experience. I love that, as an adult, I can dive deep into nature and the history of Utah and the West, but we have took our grandchildren and they were overwhelmed. It was great to see them in their amazement. The first turn looks up at the dinosaurs towering above and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for all ages. An impressive collection of dinosaurs and many other natural science wonders. New and amazing

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